Susannah Streeter is the anchor for the BBC’s flagship programme World Business Report on TV and Radio.
Susannah can be seen and heard breaking stories and gaining insight into unfolding economic events from entrepreneurs, economists and analysts.
A very popular conference host and facilitator, Susannah works alongside public and private sector organisations, focusing on international business themes and challenges.
Specialist topics include:
- Digital Disruption
- Artificial Intelligence
Popular 2023 speaking titles include:
Taking the Temperature of the Global Economy
Following a year of shocks, from the invasion of Ukraine to commodity price spirals and bond market mayhem, investors are set to remain highly sensitive to further upheaval, particularly given that a third of the world is set to enter a recession in 2023. Inflation is showing signs of easing, and consumers are proving more resilient than expected, but investors are much more highly attuned to the potential for threats to escalate.
Susannah Streeter constantly takes a temperature check on the world economy in her role as a senior investment and markets analyst. She explains the task ahead for central bank officials, still trying to rein in inflation:
Susannah says, “Policymakers are valiantly trying their hand at being master chefs by trying to stop inflation burning spending power whilst avoiding the economies sinking like undercooked souffle. The recipes show some signs of working, with price spirals finally edging down from painful peaks, and there are hopes recessions will be shallower.
The FTSE 100 is the flavour of the month as inflation eases, consumers appear more resilient, and China reopens. Investors appear to have fallen back in love with UK assets after a difficult period when FTSE 100 was the wallflower among global indices. But there is a risk this could be a short-lived crush. There are still niggles of worries which could blow up about ebbing consumer and company resilience in the months to come around the world.
Europe’s energy crisis has retreated for now, but even more difficult issues are looming, from the rise of AI to devastating climate change and the challenge of ageing populations. We may be overcoming short-term hurdles, but it’s time to start tackling the long-term mega-threats emerging.”
How to Re-Connect a Geo-Politically Fractured World
We are facing an increasingly fractured economic and political world, so finding new forums of communication and collaboration to find our way through the fog of war and corporate dislocation is increasingly vital.
Susannah has a unique view of the power of communication and how it can help change the world for the better. This spans from her early days in uniform as the founding member of the Royal Air Force mobile news team when she used the power of film to enact change, to her senior anchor position for the BBC, up until now as a sought-after analyst and chair of politically sensitive global debates.
Susannah says, “True inclusivity involves bringing polarised views together. We need to learn from ostracised but powerful individuals, rather than shutting down unwelcome voices, and create new cross-feed lines of dialogue alongside traditional institutions.”
She hosted the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai, interviewed former President Francois Hollande in French, and hosted a major conference for the French conglomerate Total.
Susannah also hosts bilingual events as a UK representative for NATO’s Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers.
Before covering an international news agenda, she was a regular face on BBC One Breakfast, reporting live from across the UK.
Furthermore, she reported for the consumer affairs programme Working Lunch and the BBC Budget programme.
Between 1997 and 2007, Susannah served in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, joining 7644 Squadron, a media operations unit, where she rose to the rank of Squadron Leader.
Susannah Streeter is a fluent French speaker.